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Strongs Ferry, Louisiana

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Strongs Ferry.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Strongs Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Strongs Ferry and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Strongs Ferry and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Strongs Ferry. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Strongs Ferry.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Winn Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Winn Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Strongs Ferry is near Natchitoches Parish and also Grant Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Natchitoches Parish

Sighting report for Grant Parish

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Strongs Ferry.

How Far From Strongs Ferry to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Strongs Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Strongs Ferry and extending to:

  • Winnfield [Map], which is the Seat of Winn Parish, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Strongs Ferry to Winnfield, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,889 miles [11,086.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,609 miles [12,245.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,485 miles [8,827.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Strongs Ferry ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bermuda   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Strongs Ferry   [Map]

Breedlove Hills   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Clarence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Clear Lake (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Cognac (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Crews   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cypress   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Forest   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenwood Park   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

James Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Knightville (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mars Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Williams Corner (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Strongs Ferry. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Bartine Burkett     (Barine Burkett Zane)

Actress. She was born in Robeline (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 9, 1898 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday May 20, 1994 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Robeline [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Strongs Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bartine Burkett<7>

Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Professional football. He was born in Natchitoches (Louisiana) on Sunday September 5, 1937 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 29, 2003 at an age of 65. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Natchitoches [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Strongs Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Strongs Ferry. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Strongs Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strongs Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7682, Longitude: -92.9693     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strongs Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Strongs Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.325 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.291 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.126 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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